Category Archives: Beyond DC

[Cross-Post] Embracing a New Identity


[Editor’s note: This post was originally written for the aoneeight mission blog for National Community Church in Washington, D.C. You can read my pre-trip blog posts here and here] “Why are you guys here again?” “We are here because we … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Short-Term Missions Skeptic


A Mission is a Movement from National Community Church on Vimeo. I confess I had no intention of going on a mission trip this year. In fact, I was pretty determined to avoid the whole thing. Last year I read “When … Continue reading

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Beyond DC: The Simple Way (Philadelphia)


There are so many approaches to community building and restoration. I got to see a few different methods in action when I visited Philadelphia earlier this month. I can’t easily talk about what I actually did; it’s hard to put … Continue reading

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